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On Black Atheism: Jamila Bey

On Black Atheism: Jamila Bey | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A recent New York Times article profiled African Americans who don't believe in God or who have eschewed the faith that many assume is central to the black experience. What does the apparent rise in atheism and agnosticism (pdf) among blacks tell us about the utility of religion for African Americans in today's social and political climate? Interviews with academics, activists and advocates from everywhere on the religious spectrum reveal the diversity of views on this historically fraught -- and, for many, highly personal -- topic.

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Black Atheists Dare to 'Come Out'

Black Atheists Dare to 'Come Out' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

African American atheism is not exactly a time-worn tradition. It's so rare, in fact, that black atheists risk losing friends and family, and having a much smaller pool of potential life partners, if they dare speak up, the New York Times reports.

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